Monday, July 1, 2013

Art Garden 2013

Yay! The Children's Season is back again this year and we made our annual visit to the Singapore Art Museum for the 4th installation of Art Garden. It was just the boys and I and like kids off on an adventure, we were excited to see what the Art Garden has in store for us.

As we stepped into The Enchanted Garden City, we got surrounded by familiar childhood fairytales with an Asian twist!

Kay-Dyl and the beanstalk

It was a very popular room, so we decided to move on to the other exhibits and come back later to explore further. Next stop was Around The Day In Eighty Worlds, a quirky room with lots of art to do and interesting things to observe and explore. The boys even made kaleidoscopes :)

Then they drew and designed a kitty each. Love how colourful their final art pieces were! Kay's rainbow cat and Dyl's patchwork cat *meow*!


Rainbow cat peeking at Patchwork cat

The "black and white" room with floating objects and strange furniture haha :p

My oversized newborn LOL

 The 3D room was a bit spooky for some...

I had no idea what the joke was

Kay the scary zombie!
Then came the Stellar Cave, stunning artwork made of thread and screws! Somehow the reindeers reminded me of my recent trip to Norway.

Boys love making noise, and what better room to throw them in than The Incredibly Magical Expanding Room? The walls of this room transforms to the sound of your voice much to the delight of these two noisemakers :p

Finally, we went back to bid The Enchanted Garden City farewell.

even the floor of this room was decked with artwork

where's kayden?
Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon the little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon
Mirror Mirror on the Wall, your child can draw a self-portrait and have it projected from the mirror. Don't ask me why Dyl drew a royal cat with two kittens :p 

We hope to be back at the Art Garden next year. It is always fun to appreciate art through exploration and discovery and the Art Garden never disappoints in these aspects. You have till 1st Sept 2013 to visit :) Museum entry is free for all Singaporeans (nice initiative)!

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Boy, the Boat and the Moon

I watch you sleeping for a long moment tonight and saw a face familiar yet new. A tiny mole I did not know of on your forehead, long eyelashes I never noticed before and a nose and mouth just like mine. You are my lovely second born who utters to me "I love you Mummy" every night before you sleep. I love you too sweetheart...always. And may you never stop loving this old lady.